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Magnolia in bloom at the Toledo Botanical Garden

May Easter inspire us

to roll the stones away

from our hearts,

and may love be reborn

in our lives.

posted on Apr 24, 2011 7:40 AM ()


I'm missing you! Everything okay?
comment by solitaire on June 26, 2011 5:28 AM ()
Just back in town, Randy. I sent you an e-mail. Sad times....
reply by marta on June 26, 2011 2:46 PM ()
By the way- I wish dogwood grew in Florida. Magnolias do, and some trees are so darn beautiful, but I miss dogwood.
comment by dragonflyby on May 2, 2011 8:27 AM ()
I sooooo agree! Dogwood is my all time favorite flowering tree, Dottie. I promise to post some photos for you as soon as they bloom here in Northwest Ohio.
reply by marta on May 2, 2011 8:32 AM ()
Greetings, this day to enjoy
comment by anacoana on May 1, 2011 5:59 AM ()
reply by marta on May 1, 2011 8:02 AM ()
It looks as though it is a different species of magnolia from our trees.
They are always green and glossy leaved and don't bloom this early. Thank
you for the thought and pretty picture.
comment by elderjane on Apr 30, 2011 11:44 AM ()
You're referring to Magnolia grandiflora, a glorious species with its glossy leaves, the type that only grows well here in northern Ohio indoors. It was my mother's favorite corsage, with a lovely fragrance. This tree is Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay Magnolia). It grows well here, although its lovely white soft flowers are prone to frost damage because they do bloom early. In the yard of my childhood home, Mom planted one and often would go out when spring was just warming up and talk to it — Mom believed in talking to her plants and trees — and tell it not to bloom too early. She even planted it on the north side of the house just to slow the bloom time down and avoid frost damage. Sometimes it listened, but mostly not. I love the tree because it, like me, jumps for joy at the first sign of spring warmth. It doesn't bloom long, but boy oh boy, does it bloom! Happy Spring, Jeri. Thanks for your visit.
reply by marta on Apr 30, 2011 12:20 PM ()
How lovely--words and photo. Spring has sprung, indeed!
comment by solitaire on Apr 26, 2011 6:21 AM ()
Magnolias have led the way, blooming their heads off before any other trees at the first hint of warmth. This one at our botanical garden is a beauty. Thanks for stopping by — sending you a springtime hello! Have a great day!
reply by marta on Apr 26, 2011 6:58 AM ()
What great words!
comment by dragonflyby on Apr 24, 2011 12:37 PM ()
Thanks, Dottie!
reply by marta on Apr 24, 2011 12:40 PM ()
What a beautiful thought and photograph. Have a wonderful day, Marta.
comment by troutbend on Apr 24, 2011 7:44 AM ()
Thank you, Laura. Wishing you and yours a blooming day!
reply by marta on Apr 24, 2011 7:57 AM ()

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